Through the SUDS Research Program, undergraduate students, who are interested in exploring data science as a career path, have an exciting opportunity to engage in hands-on research led by Data Sciences Institute member faculty and scientists across the three campuses.
The SUDS Research Program is an ideal way to get involved in a high-quality and enriching data sciences research and to experience applications of data science methods and tools in a range of application areas.
The DSI is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Expand the sections below to learn more about eligibility and how to apply for a SUDS summer student opportunity!
Any SUDS student working on a SUDS research opportunity is warmly invited to participate in the SUDS Program activities.
Welcome and Orientation!
The SUDS program runs a research summer student-specific meet-and-greet orientation session in early May.
Weekly Scientific and Skills Seminars
Every other week, a leading Data Sciences Institute research member provides a dynamic, engaging talk intended to teach you something about a different area of research happening at the University of Toronto and our funding partners. By the end of the summer, you'll have a better understanding and appreciation of the key roles of data sciences advancing our knowledge in areas as diverse as social sciences, humanities, and physical and life sciences.
The program also runs two skills-focused seminars: winning posters and effective abstracts and a “how to talk to strangers” networking seminar. These sessions will teach you how to translate your research in a way that’s engaging, easy to understand, and inspiring. You’ll get best practices on writing effective abstracts, data visualizations, and receive design ideas, tools, and software suggestions you need to create dynamic, eye-catching posters—and hands-on practice and expert knowledge about how to meet and talk to new people about yourself and your research.
DSI Research Day
DSI Research Day gives you the full experience! You’ll submit an abstract, create a poster, present your work, and network with colleagues and researchers.
All SUDS students are invited to participate. We’ll also choose the student with the best abstract and invite you to give an oral presentation and a chance to win a prize!
The supervisor application/research proposal submission deadline is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.
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